i personally don't have a jolly jumper but did think of buying one. I do know of some mums who leave their babies in it for long periods of time, especially 1 does when she cannot be bothered dealing with bub.
A friend of our families is a chiro and has said that they are not advised as they can damage the legs and spine as these bones are still very fragile. Again with our mhn but i think they all disagree on the use of a jj.
Callum actually has what we call a jiggle bug which in essence is a big car that supports him all around and his legs touch the base but is still fully supported in the seat by a base under the seat.
He can turn around 360 in this and it has lots of objects for him play with with and it does also bounce.
I know the jumpers come with a strong claw grip but have heard a horror story of 1 that come of and bub was hurt quite badly, but then again as a mum you hear all the horror stories. Really not sure whether i should get my son 1. Sorry for the essay but this does seem to be an issue for parents and everyone has heard all the stories.
One other point, all these post seem to be pro jj, any negs, and why other that mhn advice. Any mum actually had a prob with these? Also at 5 nearly 6mths is the bub to old to go in these. Does it have a recommended amount of time use? Hope this does not offend anyone, not meant to. I would also love to hear all the input. Good luck
Jodie, mum to callum-10.8.05 & matthew-1.03.07